Management Team

David Hunt | CEO and Founder

David has over 18 years’ experience recruiting core talent, having recruited roles from Finance Director in the Falklands, to Telecoms engineers in Central Europe, to a VP of sales and marketing for a property developer in Qatar. He has also recruited extensively throughout the UK.

Between 2007 and 2013 David co-founded and was director of a multi technology renewable energy installation business. Growing the business from scratch to £6.4m turnover, winning many awards along the way, and installing what was at the time the largest rooftop solar array in the North of England. At this time, he was also Vice-Chair of the Onsite renewables sector group of the Renewable Energy Association trade body (REA) and a member of PRASEG (Parliamentary Renewable And Sustainable Energy Group).

In 2015 David was elected Chair of Onsite Renewables and Decentralised Energy, and made a policy board member at the REA. David sits on the Low Carbon Economy Board for the Liverpool City Region LEP and is also Chair of the Pan European Energy Storage Alliance.

David is a regular speaker and contributor to various trade press and events including Fully Charged Live, Energy Storage Europe, Solar Power Portal, Clean Energy News, Energy Storage Report and EcoSummit, the cleantech start-up event. He has also spoken about business and the economy and renewable energy on ITN News, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live, and in the Financial Times, The Independent, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian and FTadvisor.

Ross Hoare | Managing Director

Ross has over five years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. He has worked extensively in project management and delivery, procurement, system design and resource planning. Ross has managed the installation of over 7MW of solar PV at both residential and commercial scale.

Ross has managed award-winning multi-technology projects, from the initial design stage right up to completion. He has a thorough understanding of the technologies, processes and skills required to deliver complex renewable energy projects.

As Managing Director at Hyperion Executive Search, Ross draws upon this wealth of experience and insight, helping our clients to recruit the very best technical talent available in the sector, and to ensure every project is delivered on time, with the most efficient and effective processes. Ross uses his experience to create great affinity with candidates and clients in the project and technical sphere which is invaluable in both attracting and interviewing potential candidates. His specialist areas are in all aspects of solar PV and decentralised energy.

Jerry Stokes | Non-Executive Director

Jerry brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the Hyperion team. His network in the solar, energy storage and renewable sector is extensive and opens many doors for the team. Jerry is also Executive Chairman of Gridserve and SEC, a 40-year-old British family owned industrial battery, energy storage and solar power company operating globally through a network of partners and own offices in Europe, South East Asia, China and the Middle East. Jerry set up and ran, over a period of 10 years, the leading solar PV module maker Suntech’s European business where he held the position of President and led the company to annual revenues of over £1.5billion and annual supply of over a 1000MW of PV modules.

Prior to that Jerry has worked in the industrial battery sector as Sales Director for both Sanyo and AEA Technology. He was a member of the UN Secretary Generals Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change, an advisor to the Director General of UNIDO on Sustainable Energy and has worked with leading institutions such as The Clinton Foundation, The Copenhagen Climate Council and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group as well as being a Director of EPIA the European Photovoltaic Industries Association and an Executive Committee member of the BPVA in the UK.

Lukas Neckermann | Advisor

Lukas Neckermann is Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy based in London with a focus on emerging new mobility trends and their strategic impact. He has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services.

He began his automotive career in BMW’s Central Marketing department in Munich, where he codeveloped the first website, helped launch the innovative Z8 sports car, and – as an internal consultant – recommended pricing, marketing communication, and positioning strategies for BMW’s brands (BMW, MINI, Rover, Land Rover, and MG). Lukas joined Allianz in 2002, reporting to the Group’s CEO, Michael Diekmann. He rose through various strategic and line leadership functions at Allianz, including Head of Business Development for Allianz Automotive. He is an advisor to three startup companies: NEXT Future Transportation Inc. based in Silicon Valley, as well as Flock and Splyt, both based in London.

Lukas is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Adjunct Instructor at New York University, and has lectured and taught courses to executives from over 40 countries; he is frequently called upon as a keynote speaker on “The Mobility Revolution”, as well as on leadership, and innovation.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Lukas is the author of three books, The Mobility Revolution (Matador Business Press 2015), Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020 (Corporate Vehicle Observatory 2016), and Smart Cities, Smart Mobility (released End of 2017 in four languages).

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